PHONE scams are doing the rounds in Rochester and Community House’s Amanda Logie has had enough.
Ms Logie was a target by a so-called Telstra operator back in January and wants residents to keep an eye out.
‘‘I am really worried that a lot of older people are going to get scammed as the lady on the phone sounded very convincing,’’ she said.
‘‘They claim they are from Telstra and will even rattle off an ID number if you ask for one — which I did.’’
To raise awareness of scams, Ms Logie with support from the Rochester/Elmore/Lockington Community Bank are holding an information session on Thursday, February 22.
The session will raise awareness of phone and email scams and what to do if you receive one.
It will be held at the Rochester Community House from 7pm.
For catering purposes, please contact Amanda by Tuesday, February 20 on 5484 3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org